Whitey Basson
(CEO of Shoprite Holdings Limited)

Shoprite Holdings Limited is the largest consumer goods retail group in Africa with continued expansion on the continent, and the Indian Ocean islands. According to CEO Whitey Basson, the Group has managed to “derive the full benefit from the changes and improvements it had effected to its business model over the past several years” despite the South African economy experiencing what can best be described as muted recovery following the financial crisis of 2008/2009.

The food side of the business consists of four trading brands: Shoprite, Checkers, OK Franchise and Usave. Shoprite also owns OK Furniture.

Shoprite is a remarkably well-run business with tight central control over a vast and complex supply chain and a diverse range of trading brands – 200,000 product lines from over 5,000 suppliers distributed to over 1,000 supermarkets and just under 400 franchised outlets in 16 countries, incorporated into a central database and replenishment system.

Barney Rogut founded Shoprite in 1967 and the Group launched with the purchase of eight Cape-based supermarkets for R1 million in 1979. It was listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in 1986, purchased the Grand Bazaars group in 1990 and Checkers in 1991, thereby trebling its size overnight to 241 outlets and 22,600 staff... MORE

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Shoprite  Go big. And never go home.

Despite the recent contre-temps, if that’s the word, with government and stock exchanges and unions and whatnot in Zambia, The Big Red One are going a...    MORE

The Post 18/04/14

Shoprite  Hold it just a minute there, feller

The acquisition of Shoprite’s three Tanzanian stores by local heroes Nakumatt is to be delayed until the middle of the year while the Fair Competition...    MORE

Venturesafrica 31/03/14, Allafrica.com 03/04/14

Shoprite  Hakuna matata…

Shoprite’s decision to exit the perpetually bad-tempered geography of Tanzania looks increasingly like a good idea. The latest – 100 workers have take...    MORE

Reuters 28/03/14

Shoprite  A whiter shade of retail

Just so they’ll never have to prove their gung-ho credentials to anyone, ever again, and also for the $$$, Shoprite are launching their newest Nigeria...    MORE

Sapa-AFP 21/03/14

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